Books, Trump, and the “inner city”

About three years ago, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenéz was looking to make room in the annual budget by closing down 22 public libraries; next thing you knew, town halls were packed with angry Miamians, the Miami New Times was writing about it, and WLRN (our local NPR station) was reporting on it. The public outrage was so strong that … Continue reading Books, Trump, and the “inner city”

Trump’s Playground: Feb 20-March 20

Executive Orders: Second Muslim Ban-this article clearly outlines the big differences between the first and second travel bans Light initiative to improve historically black colleges - seemingly well-intentioned order that could've been better if year-round pell grants would've been granted for students, critics say. This order is more rhetoric than action. Dismantling of Clean Water Rule - the … Continue reading Trump’s Playground: Feb 20-March 20

Does Trickle-Down Economics Work For The Middle Class?

When I was a first year economics student in college, one of the first things we learned about was the difference between Trickle-up (Keynesian) and Trickle-down (aka supply side) Economics. The economy is, in general, susceptible to booms and busts (expansions and recessions), but is supply-side economics the economic system that promotes the best outcome? After the Reaganomics and Clintonomics eras … Continue reading Does Trickle-Down Economics Work For The Middle Class?